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Grateful Dead Live at Temple University on 1970-05-16

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Grateful Dead Live at Temple University on 1970-05-16


Topics Live concert


Casey Jones, Mama Tried, Hard To Handle, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, New Speedway Boogie, Minglewood Blues, Turn On Your Love Light


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Temple University
Location Philadelphia, PA

Source Audience
Lineage AUD MC > ? > Cass > CD/0 > EAC > WAV > Soundforge > SHN
Taped by
Transferred by Noah Weiner

Notes

Tape provided by a person who attended the show. He acquired in the early 90's either via one of the GD Bulletin Boards active at the time or through Relix magazine. It was his understanding that his tape (the one digitized here) was a second generation (MC > C > his tape). It is difficult to confirm the validity of that now, though it certainly sounds clean enough to be true.

A non-tracked CD was burned direct from the cassette. Sound forge was used for normalizing and track balancing, as well as track IDs (SBE fixed with SHNTOOL). Nothing was done to edit the tape glitches and dropouts. It seemed that the raw tape, as a historical document, worked best as is, than with "improvements." There is occasional over-saturation that could not be "improved" upon either.

Before NSB the taper(s) can be heard trying to improve things (moving closer, etc..). Then during the song Sam Cutler can be heard first trying to buy the tape from the tapers, then moments later demanding that they shut down completely.

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Reviews

Reviewer: njpg - - May 3, 2017
Subject: -
Hard to hear...
Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 9, 2015
Subject: 1970 Dead
very well recorded!
Reviewer: adamdean - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 9, 2009
Subject: I Heard The Whole Show (But Didn't See A Thing)
I grew up in Wyndmoor, PA, about 2 1/2 miles down the road (or is it "up the road", which was Cheltenham Avenue) from Temple Stadium. I was 14 years old and we stood outside the house with our (older) neighbors listening to this concert. It was SO LOUD and I do mean "LLLLOOOOOUUUUUDDD" that we could hear it quite clearly from that distance. I can't say I remember too much about The Dead's part of the show, but have a vivid memory of Jimi Hendsix playing The Star Spangled Banner, Purple Haze, and Foxy Lady. My parents friends who lived down the street from Temple Stadium (which was located in the Olney section, a residential neighborhood) had 6 TV's on full volume in one room and couldn't hear a thing! It was the first, last, and only concert ever held at that venue - Frank Rizzo, the infamous Chief Of Police (and future Mayor) of Philadelphia also lived in that neighborhood and made certain to prevent a repeat of what he had termed a "hippie catastrophe". Ah, the memories....
Reviewer: CARGO ZOMBIE - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 21, 2006
Subject: A nice glimpse
Overall, this is a pretty fun snippet of the boys in action. The sound quality takes some getting used to, but it does grow on you. Jerry's guitar comes across very clear on this tape, but the vocals are a bit low and the music kinda muddy. It's almost like having a Grateful Dead kareoke (I know - I butchered that word) take. We know all the words, so let's just sing along!
Reviewer: lefty49 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 3, 2005
Subject: Jerry and Jimi
This was my first GD show, and I haven't heard this show in 35 years. Workingman's Dead had gotten some airplay on the alternative FM station in Philly, but most of us were there that day to see Hendrix. Also on the bill was Cactus. So these strange looking white guys bounce out on stage with cowboy hats, and about 200 people upfront are jumping up and down from the get go. Curious..They played for less than an hour, but it was wonderful, joyous music, particularly in comparison to the dark pain that Hendrix produced later that day, only a few days before he died.
Reviewer: CFD6149 - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 6, 2005
Subject: at least listen
Sure, this recording dosn't sound like a vault release, but it is a rarer show from 1970. The music from that time is always worth a listen. The music at this show in particular is on par with other shows of the era. It was also interesting to hear the taper get shut down by someone in the dead organization, pity it was during an interesting New Speedway Boogie. All in all, the show ain't perfect, but how many really were? Thanks to the archive, we have some of the shows that were not in wide circulation over the years. This one is at least worth a listen.
Reviewer: JohneBe - favorite - August 15, 2004
Subject: noisy
This is far from a great recording - lots of audience noise.
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